Kidstown Water Park is one of Toronto’s most popular outdoor water facilities for preschool and grade school children. The City is planning to update the existing equipment through state-of-good-repair improvements to provide a safer and more accessible experience for park users.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2020 to Spring 2021: Conceptual design and public consultation phase
  • Spring 2021 to Fall 2021: Technical design and construction procurement phase
  • Spring 2022 to Spring 2023: Construction phase

The timeline is subject to change.

L’Amoreaux Kidstown is the City’s only owned and operated waterpark. It is the most popular outdoor aquatic facility in the City, enjoyed by kids and families from all across Toronto. It has come time to replace this iconic destination and revitalize its surroundings to ensure the water park is in good working order for many summers to come. The redesigned water park will be a dynamic, accessible, safe, and exciting space that will better serve existing and new park users.

The project may include the following:

  • Redesign and replacement of the water park/splash pad
  • Expanded parking and queueing areas
  • New and improved changing facilities and washrooms
  • Enhanced spaces for permit use
  • Shade structure(s)

December 2020

Online Survey

The second online survey closed on December 31, 2020. Participants were able to share feedback on the proposed options for the Kidstown Redesign. Translated surveys in simplified and traditional Chinese were also available.

Download the survey summary.

Youth Design Jams

The project team held virtual design jams with students in grades two, three, four, five and six at St. Sylvester Elementary School, located nearby Kidstown. Students were introduced to the design team and shown slides of precedent images from other water parks. They were asked to offer input on what they liked and didn’t like and what they wanted to see in the Kidstown redesign.

Download the Youth Design Jam summary.

Watch the short video on the Youth Design Jam (1 minute, 34 seconds).

Public Meeting

Multiple design concepts for the Kidstown Redesign were presented. The project team took questions and collected feedback to inform the development of one preferred design concept for the water park. Participants were directed to the online survey to provide additional feedback.

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November 2020

Community Resource Group (CRG) Meeting

At this CRG meeting, members confirmed how the water park is currently used, and discussed overall goals and objectives to help establish priorities for the park’s renovations.

Download the meeting summary.

October 2020

Online Survey

This first online survey collected feedback on the community’s desired vision for the Kidstown redesign and replacement. It closed on October 11, 2020.

Download the survey summary.

September 2020

Virtual Public Meeting

Participants were provided with an overview of the project and given the opportunity to meet the design team. The meeting included a question and answer session.

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Community Resource Group (CRG) Meeting

The CRG is a group of community members who will meet virtually three to five times between Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 to provide detailed advice and input to inform Kidstown’s new design.

Download the CRG meeting summary.

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